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Thursday update: Mississippi reports 246 new COVID-19 cases 11 deaths

On Thursday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 246 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 11 new deaths. The number of Mississippians currently hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection has risen to 436.

Mississippi’s total COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 6,815, with 261 deaths.

Adams County added four more confirmed COVID-19 cases going from 129 on Wednesday to 133 on Thursday. Adams County’s death toll from COVID-19 stood at eight Thursday and cases reported in long term care facilities were not available in Thursday’s report, MSDH states.

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19

The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call any time: 877-978-6453.

Louisiana

Also on Thursday the Louisiana Department of Health reported 28,001 total confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,862 total deaths.

Concordia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness on reported one new COVID-19 case on Thursday in a 52-year-old black male, who tested Monday at Ferriday Family Health and is now on a 14-day quarantine at his residence.

Concordia Parish now has a total of 53 confirmed COVID-19 cases and four deaths.

The latest state map shows Mississippi’s case total as reported at 6 p.m. last night.

 

Mississippi COVID-19 Cases to Date

Table of total cases, deaths, and cases in long-term care (LTC) facilities since March 11, 2020.

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total Cases in LTC Facilities
Adams 133 8 *
Alcorn 10 1 *
Amite 29 0 *
Attala 99 0 *
Benton 11 0 *
Bolivar 102 7 *
Calhoun 50 3 *
Carroll 38 1 *
Chickasaw 68 7 *
Choctaw 13 1 *
Claiborne 22 0 *
Clarke 54 3 *
Clay 40 2 *
Coahoma 61 3 *
Copiah 96 1 *
Covington 62 0 *
Desoto 282 4 *
Forrest 207 12 *
Franklin 16 1 *
George 13 1 *
Greene 5 1 *
Grenada 28 0 *
Hancock 62 5 *
Harrison 174 6 *
Hinds 470 8 *
Holmes 133 5 *
Humphreys 23 3 *
Itawamba 57 3 *
Jackson 259 6 *
Jasper 42 1 *
Jefferson 18 0 *
Jefferson Davis 32 1 *
Jones 143 1 *
Kemper 57 2 *
Lafayette 89 3 *
Lamar 103 2 *
Lauderdale 349 20 *
Lawrence 45 0 *
Leake 204 2 *
Lee 69 4 *
Leflore 148 17 *
Lincoln 141 10 *
Lowndes 54 2 *
Madison 229 8 *
Marion 72 6 *
Marshall 43 2 *
Monroe 157 14 *
Montgomery 28 1 *
Neshoba 187 3 *
Newton 81 0 *
Noxubee 66 0 *
Oktibbeha 51 3 *
Panola 39 2 *
Pearl River 163 19 *
Perry 27 1 *
Pike 148 7 *
Pontotoc 18 2 *
Prentiss 32 1 *
Quitman 14 0 *
Rankin 186 5 *
Scott 316 0 *
Sharkey 5 0 *
Simpson 46 0 *
Smith 74 4 *
Stone 22 0 *
Sunflower 53 2 *
Tallahatchie 11 1 *
Tate 41 0 *
Tippah 54 7 *
Tishomingo 7 0 *
Tunica 35 1 *
Union 17 1 *
Walthall 31 0 *
Warren 68 2 *
Washington 77 3 *
Wayne 23 0 *
Webster 18 1 *
Wilkinson 69 7 *
Winston 42 0 *
Yalobusha 19 0 *
Yazoo 135 1 *
Total 6,815 261 *

* Updated cases for long-term care facilities are not available today. Please look for revised totals on Friday.

The numbers in this table are provisional. County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information about residence.

Long-Term Care Facility Cases and Deaths

Long-term care (LTC) facilities like nursing homes are considered high risk locations because their residents are older or in poor health. Even one case of COVID-19 in these facilities among residents or employees is considered an outbreak. We investigate residents, staff and close contacts of infected individuals for possible exposure. (Long-term care facilities include nursing homes, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, personal care homes, assisted living facilities, long-term acute care facilities, and psychiatric or chemical dependency residential treatment centers.)